Environmental Health

NACCHO Releases Policy Statement on Risk Communication Capacity

NACCHO has released a new policy statement providing guidance and recommendations for risk communication capacity at local health departments. Risk communication protects the public’s health in high-risk situations through a multidisciplinary, multidimensional approach, and helps guide…

Rodent Control and Public Health: Examining Local Rodent Control Programs

From the 1900 San Francisco bubonic plague epidemic to the 2012 Yosemite National Park hantavirus infection outbreak, rodents have always been a lurking environmental threat, capable of compromising the public’s health. In addition to potentially carrying…